War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0718 MO.,ARK.,KANS.,IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. Chapter XXXIV.

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CHARGE 6TH.-Disobedience of orders.

Specification.-In this, that he, Second Lieutenant Luther D. Potter, of Company L, Sixth Regiment Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, having been lawfully commanded by his superior officer, Major Samuel Montgomery, of the Sixth Regiment Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, commanding the post of Bloomfield, Mo., to disperse his company, which he had unlawfully marched up before the headquarters of said post, did disobey said order, and did not disperse his company, and utterly refused to do so. This at Bloomfield, Mo., on or about the 21st day of October,, 1863.

To all of which charges and specifications the accused pleaded "Not guilty."


The court having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused as follows:

Of the specification, 1ST CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the 1ST CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the specification, 2nd CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the 2nd CHARGE, "Guilty."

OF the specification, 3rd CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the 3rd CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the specification, 4TH CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the 4TH CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the specification, 5TH CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the 5TH CHARGE, "Guilty."

Of the specification, 6TH CHARGE, "Not guilty."

Of the 6TH CHARGE, "Not guilty."


And the court does, therefore, sentence him, the said Second Lieutenant Luther D. Potter, Company L, Sixth Regiment Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, cases to be an officer in the service of the United States from this date.

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By command of Major-General Schofield.


Assistant Adjutant-General.


WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE, Numbers 564.

Washington, December 21, 1863.

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X. By direction of the President, Second Lieutenant V. B. S. Reber, Second Missouri Artillery, is hereby dishonorably dismissed the service of the United States, with loss of all pay and allowances now due, or that may become due, him, for mutiny, disobedience of orders, neglect of duty, and desertion while under arrest.

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By order of the Secretary of War:


Assistant Adjutant-General.